[wpkg-users] wpkg installer silent option

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at wpkg.org
Fri Jan 26 17:06:50 CET 2007

Marc Hennes wrote:
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> Hi,
> I tried to install wpkg-installer-0.90 by msi and settings-file. Here is
> my settings.xml:
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
> <configuration>
>         <file>\\ntinstall\wpkg\wpkg.js</file>
>         <path-user>domain\Administrator</path-user>
>         <path-password>somepw_added_by_gui</path-password>
>         <exec-user>domain\Administrator</exec-user>
>         <exec-password>somepw_added_by_gui</exec-password>
>         <parameters> /synchronize /debug
> /base:\\ntinstall\wpkg\1031</parameters>
>         <silent>NO</silent>
>         <pre-action></pre-action>
>         <post-action></post-action>
>         <show-GUI>YES</show-GUI>
>         <logon-delay>30</logon-delay>
>         <logon-message-1>WPKG is installing applications and applying
> settings...</logon-message-1>
>         <logon-message-2>Please wait, don't restart or power off your
> computer...</logon-message-2>
> </configuration>
> When I use msiexec /qn /i WPKGSetup.msi I get at the end of the
> installation the GUI to configure the service. Now I exported the
> settings from the GUI and I get
> <silent>YES</silent>

<silent>YES</silent> in the config file means that the installation of 
WPKG installer will be silent (== no questions asked).

If you use <silent>NO</silent>, you will be shown a window with 
settings, which you will have to accept manually.

> I can't find an option in the GUI to set silent=no ?
> Now I tried to install wpkg installer again with the settings.xml
> exported from GUI and I get no GUI at the end of installation. Thats the
> behaviour I expected.
> Seems to me the silent flag is somehow broken? I would like to run the
> service with silent=no for debugging purposes.

If you want to have the programs started by WPKG shown in the 
foreground, use <show-GUI>YES</show-GUI> for that.

Tomasz Chmielewski

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